Guillaume Bonvalet’s dream
No winemakers in the family, no Champagne ancestors. Guillaume Bonvalet came to Reims by chance, when his father’s duties forced the family to move there…
Champagne Bonvalet launches organic spirits business
It’s the latest challenge for Bonvalet: to produce spirits in the land of champagne. To achieve this, the bubbles specialist based in Pierry, not far from Epernay (Marne), has invested nearly 1 million euros in the construction of a distillery, including 250,000 euros in a Holstein, a German machine heralded as the Rolls Royce of the sector.
A house of conquest
Champagne Bonvalet was born in 2012 under the impetus of Guillaume. The first bottles leave the cellar in 2014, after two years of aging. The adventure is launched! In 2017, his wife Pauline left her native Belgium and joined Guillaume in this family epic. Eight years later, a few kilometers southwest of Epernay, in Pierry, they obtain the Holy Grail, the title of “Champagne House”.
Is it still possible to create a champagne house?
Create their own champagne house, from scratch, with no vineyard, no network, no capital, Guillaume and Pauline Bonvalet did it. They tell us about their adventure!